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RobM

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 07-Oct-2019 20:39   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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PeterGibb wrote:
Thankyou Rob,

I didnt know that either, I just used it and its a nice way to open files I have to say.

I forget a lot of things sometimes now, so will use the spyglass when I forget the key strokes.

I am very pleased I asked in here though, and am sorry if it was a nuisance as sometimes I have no idea what it is I am looking for...

Not a nuisance at all, I forgot to suggest the new search myself.
But while we are talking about searching, have a look at the wiki search page, it might come in handy in the future.
PeterGibb

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 07-Oct-2019 20:56   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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I have been looking into the wiki pages, excellent stuff.

I have one question now though, as I have not found if I can
make the listed search results be in alphabetic/numerical order, If I search for albums the search has them all mixed up in the list.

I have albums named in 'families' so I can find them easily ie Doon-L001 to Doon-L058

My jAlbum search example gives me...

Doon-L021
Doon-L012
Doon-L008
Doon-L024
Doon-L025
Doon-L026
Doon-L003
Doon-L032
Doon-L004
Doon-L006
Doon-L001 etc

Is there a way to get this search list sorted, top down or bottom up yet ?

I have attached a screenshot

Regards, Peter

Edited by: PeterGibb on 07-Oct-2019 20:04
RobM

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 07-Oct-2019 21:16   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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PeterGibb wrote:
My jAlbum search example gives me...

Doon-L021
Doon-L012
Doon-L008
Doon-L024
Doon-L025
Doon-L026
Doon-L003
Doon-L032
Doon-L004
Doon-L006
Doon-L001 etc

Is there a way to get this search list sorted, top down or bottom up yet ?

There is no way of ordering the results, you’ll need to wait for David to reply to see what can be done
PeterGibb

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 07-Oct-2019 21:23   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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No problem AT all, this new idea is stunningly good and good things
don't just happen overnight.

Thankyou for all the help so far

Regards, Peter

Edit...

After getting used to this new search facility, something that would be very nice would be to be able to select what gets displayed, in my case, Project files only.
As a user who maintains a huge number of albums this is the best thing I have seen
since the advent of sliced bread!

Thanks,

Regards, Peter

Edited by: PeterGibb on 07-Oct-2019 20:59
RobM

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 07-Oct-2019 23:25   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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PeterGibb wrote:
After getting used to this new search facility, something that would be very nice would be to be able to select what gets displayed, in my case, Project files only.
You can turn off searching for metadata such as title, comments and keywords, leaving projects and settings.
PeterGibb

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 00:14   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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Yes, I have turned off both settings for 'search' in the preferences section.

I can just drill in as I type, which is fine. However I still get these things show up.

I just thought whilst this is being developed it may be nice to switch off Album settings,
Preferences and Share etc, just leaving 'Projects'.

Am just speaking out loud thats all.

Screenshot attached

Regards, Peter
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 11:46   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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RobM wrote:

Not a nuisance at all, I forgot to suggest the new search myself.
But while we are talking about searching, have a look at the wiki search page, it might come in handy in the future.

... and THANKS for updating the docs Rob!
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 11:48   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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PeterGibb wrote:
Yes, I have turned off both settings for 'search' in the preferences section.

I can just drill in as I type, which is fine. However I still get these things show up.

I just thought whilst this is being developed it may be nice to switch off Album settings,
Preferences and Share etc, just leaving 'Projects'.

Am just speaking out loud thats all.


It wouldn't be hard to restrict the result list to certain categories of search results, but It is so easy to narrow the list to relevant stuff simply by typing 2-3 more keys. In your case try "pro br" instead of just "br"
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 11:50   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Rob, perhaps the docs should comment that one can type several words. jAlbum will then only display things that matches all words (in any order)
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 12:00   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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PeterGibb wrote:
I have been looking into the wiki pages, excellent stuff.

I have one question now though, as I have not found if I can
make the listed search results be in alphabetic/numerical order, If I search for albums the search has them all mixed up in the list.


I was considering that. It's technically not hard to order the result but I suspect that the background repainting/addition of newly discovered items combined with reordering the items will be more visually annoying that adding newly discovered items to the end of the list as we do now.

This is easy to test though, but simply type 1-2 more keys or add another qualifying word, then the list of matching items should be down to a manageable size
PeterGibb

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 13:03   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Yes, of course thats fine, I just start thinking of an ideal
situation for the user thats all, and visually an alphabetic list is easier to cope with,
but as you say, typing more characters and drilling in a bit narrows things down.

Many Thanks David, all these things being done in the background are noticed,
and very much appreciated

Regards, Peter
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 13:04   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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Thanks Peter. I'm really glad to receive so much appreciation from you for this feature.
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 14:57   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Peter, I've now made the project list of the result list sorted. To try it out, just issue Tools->External tools->"jAlbum core update"

By only sorting the project item we avoid the problem with disrupting the view while populating the menu with additional items (it's practically only the metadata of the current project that needs this lazy populating. Moreover, the other search item types don't benefit from being ordered. Their natural order helps user navigation better.
PeterGibb

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 15:40   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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David,

Thankyou sooo much, it works absolutely perfectly and is just what I needed, many others
may do too.

This feature could maybe be used for lots of things I should imagine, like 'Import Settings from Album Project'...

It is an utter pleasure to come in here with silly ideas that to me are important but then you all take the time to see what can be done to resolve things, its rare and very wonderful.

I have attached a small screenshot of my first attempt

A Massive Thanks to everyone involved, Regards, Peter
davidekholm

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Re: Opening an album project - Target directory setting
Posted: 08-Oct-2019 16:23   in response to: PeterGibb in response to: PeterGibb
 
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Thanks. That list looks in order :-)
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